Best Universities for Aviation in Asia

Below is the list of best universities in Asia ranked based on their research performance in Aviation. A graph of 44.3K citations received by 7.53K academic papers made by 90 universities in Asia was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

1. Beihang University

For Aviation

#1 in China
#7 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1952

2. Civil Aviation University of China

For Aviation

#2 in China
#13 in the World
Enrollment
28,000
Founded
1951

3. Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

For Aviation

#3 in China
#14 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
29,000
Founded
1952

4. Northwestern Polytechnical University

For Aviation

#4 in China
#27 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Enrollment
29,000
Founded
1938

6. University of Tokyo

For Aviation

#1 in Japan
#40 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
28,171
Founded
1877

7. Tsinghua University

For Aviation

#5 in China
#42 in the World
Enrollment
48,739
Founded
1911

8. Hong Kong Polytechnic University

For Aviation

#6 in China
#51 in the World
Acceptance Rate
2%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1937

9. National Cheng Kung University

For Aviation

#1 in Taiwan
#53 in the World
Enrollment
20,292
Founded
1931

11. Tohoku University

For Aviation

#2 in Japan
#66 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
17,831
Founded
1907

12. Anadolu University

For Aviation

#1 in Turkey
#94 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
4,678
Founded
1982

13. Shanghai Jiao Tong University

For Aviation

#7 in China
#96 in the World
Enrollment
47,000
Founded
1896

14. Civil Aviation Flight University of China

For Aviation

#8 in China
#100 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1956

15. Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

For Aviation

#1 in Israel
#113 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1924

16. National Central University

For Aviation

#2 in Taiwan
#114 in the World
Enrollment
11,459
Founded
1915

17. Hebrew University of Jerusalem

For Aviation

#2 in Israel
#120 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
23,500
Founded
1918

18. City University of Hong Kong

For Aviation

#9 in China
#124 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1984

19. National University of Defense Technology

For Aviation

#10 in China
#129 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1953

20. Sichuan University

For Aviation

#11 in China
#141 in the World
Enrollment
44,200
Founded
1896

21. Peking University

For Aviation

#12 in China
#146 in the World
Enrollment
35,915
Founded
1898

22. National Taiwan Ocean University

For Aviation

#3 in Taiwan
#168 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1953

23. Inha University

For Aviation

#172 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Enrollment
20,613
Founded
1954

24. National Chiao Tung University

For Aviation

#4 in Taiwan
#174 in the World
Enrollment
12,699
Founded
1958

25. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

For Aviation

#3 in Israel
#175 in the World
Enrollment
17,225
Founded
1969

26. Beijing Jiaotong University

For Aviation

#13 in China
#177 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1896

27. Kobe University

For Aviation

#3 in Japan
#190 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
15,986
Founded
1902

28. Nagoya University

For Aviation

#4 in Japan
#195 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
16,376
Founded
1939

29. Huazhong University of Science and Technology

For Aviation

#14 in China
#196 in the World
Acceptance Rate
1%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1953

30. Tokyo Institute of Technology

For Aviation

#5 in Japan
#197 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
10,357
Founded
1881

31. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

For Aviation

#1 in India
#198 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1958

32. Nanjing University

For Aviation

#15 in China
#200 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
56,068
Founded
1902

33. Harbin Institute of Technology

For Aviation

#16 in China
#201 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1920

34. Beijing Institute of Technology

For Aviation

#17 in China
#212 in the World
Enrollment
27,000
Founded
1940

35. Tongji University

For Aviation

#18 in China
#215 in the World
Enrollment
37,000
Founded
1907

36. Istanbul Technical University

For Aviation

#2 in Turkey
#219 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1944

37. Kainan University

For Aviation

#5 in Taiwan
#223 in the World
Enrollment
5,108
Male:Female
49:51
Founded
1917

38. Southeast University

For Aviation

#19 in China
#224 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
30,664
Founded
1902

39. Islamic Azad University, Shirvan

For Aviation

#1 in Iran
#231 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
1,702,231
Founded
1984

40. Yonsei University

For Aviation

#233 in the World
Enrollment
29,502
Founded
1957

41. KAIST

For Aviation

#235 in the World
Enrollment
10,249
Founded
1971

42. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

For Aviation

#20 in China
#236 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1991

43. University of Hong Kong

For Aviation

#21 in China
#245 in the World
Enrollment
21,652
Founded
1911

44. University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

For Aviation

#22 in China
#253 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
39,000
Founded
1956

45. Kyushu University

For Aviation

#6 in Japan
#254 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
15,959
Founded
1911

46. Konkuk University

For Aviation

#265 in the World
Enrollment
21,620
Founded
1946

47. Central South University

For Aviation

#23 in China
#266 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1914

48. Chinese University of Hong Kong

For Aviation

#24 in China
#276 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1963

49. Tianjin University

For Aviation

#25 in China
#280 in the World
Enrollment
35,370
Founded
1895

50. Korea Aerospace University

For Aviation

#285 in the World
Enrollment
6,465
Founded
1952

51. Sabanci University

For Aviation

#3 in Turkey
#292 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1996

52. Indian Institute of Science

For Aviation

#2 in India
#295 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1909

53. Yildiz Technical University

For Aviation

#4 in Turkey
#299 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1982

54. Tel Aviv University

For Aviation

#4 in Israel
#301 in the World
Enrollment
30,000
Founded
1956

55. King AbdulAziz University

For Aviation

#308 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1967

56. Wuhan University

For Aviation

#26 in China
#310 in the World
Enrollment
60,000
Founded
1893

57. Sharif University of Technology

For Aviation

#2 in Iran
#315 in the World
Enrollment
8,935
Male:Female
66:34
Founded
1965

58. Hanyang University

For Aviation

#320 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Enrollment
35,000
Founded
1939

59. Harbin Engineering University

For Aviation

#27 in China
#330 in the World
Enrollment
28,278
Founded
1953

60. Xidian University

For Aviation

#28 in China
#342 in the World
Enrollment
35,277
Founded
1931

61. University of Science and Technology of China

For Aviation

#29 in China
#344 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1958

62. University of Tsukuba

For Aviation

#7 in Japan
#350 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
16,525
Male:Female
61:39
Founded
1973

63. Tamkang University

For Aviation

#6 in Taiwan
#356 in the World
Enrollment
26,619
Founded
1950

64. Seoul National University

For Aviation

#359 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
28,378
Founded
1946

65. Xi'an Jiaotong University

For Aviation

#30 in China
#360 in the World
Enrollment
40,346
Founded
1896

66. Dalian Maritime University

For Aviation

#31 in China
#363 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1953

67. Putra Malaysia University

For Aviation

#1 in Malaysia
#365 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1973

69. Wuhan University of Technology

For Aviation

#32 in China
#385 in the World
Acceptance Rate
1%
Enrollment
540,000
Founded
1946

70. Dalian University of Technology

For Aviation

#33 in China
#392 in the World
Enrollment
41,000
Founded
1949

71. Kyoto University

For Aviation

#8 in Japan
#393 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
22,615
Male:Female
76:24
Founded
1897

72. University of Technology Malaysia

For Aviation

#2 in Malaysia
#402 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1904

73. Bar-Ilan University

For Aviation

#5 in Israel
#406 in the World
Enrollment
16,787
Male:Female
41:59
Founded
1955

74. Waseda University

For Aviation

#9 in Japan
#409 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
50,221
Founded
1882

75. Middle East Technical University

For Aviation

#5 in Turkey
#417 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1956

76. Chulalongkorn University

For Aviation

#1 in Thailand
#421 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1917

77. University of Tehran

For Aviation

#3 in Iran
#425 in the World
Enrollment
52,588
Founded
1934

78. Chang'an University

For Aviation

#34 in China
#428 in the World
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
2000

80. Zhejiang University

For Aviation

#36 in China
#431 in the World
Enrollment
54,000
Founded
1897

81. Information Technology University

For Aviation

#1 in Pakistan
#438 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
2013

82. University of Indonesia

For Aviation

#1 in Indonesia
#442 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
46,978
Founded
1950

83. National Kaohsiung Marine University

For Aviation

#8 in Taiwan
#447 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1946

84. Istanbul University

For Aviation

#6 in Turkey
#453 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1933

85. University of Electro-Communications

For Aviation

#10 in Japan
#454 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
5,329
Founded
1949

86. Beijing Normal University

For Aviation

#37 in China
#462 in the World
Enrollment
24,000
Founded
1902

87. Southwest Jiaotong University

For Aviation

#38 in China
#463 in the World
Enrollment
44,000
Founded
1896

88. Pusan National University

For Aviation

#464 in the World
Enrollment
27,780
Founded
1946

89. Xiamen University

For Aviation

#39 in China
#467 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
40,302
Male:Female
49:51
Founded
1921

90. Shenyang Aerospace University

For Aviation

#40 in China
#478 in the World
Enrollment
21,000
Founded
1952